Bio

Rui Qi advises private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, and commercial and investment banks on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisition, property and corporate financings.

Ms. Qi’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Sampo plc in its debt financing to support its joint offeror £1.66 billion takeover bid for Hastings Group Holdings plc;
  • JAB Holding Company in connection with various financing transactions;
  • JDE Peet’s N.V. in connection with various financing transactions;
  • UCB SA in the financing of its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
  • the lenders in a US$1.2 billion term loan facility for a Middle Eastern producer of aluminium products;
  • Pret A Manger Ltd, a portfolio company of JAB Holding Company, in its acquisition of EAT Limited;
  • Castik Capital in the financing of its acquisition of majority stakes in IPAN GmbH and Delegate;
  • Key Safety Systems, Inc. in the financing of its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation, as part of Takata’s Chapter 11 case;
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts in its €5.8 billion secured cross-border financing;
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. in connection with its US$7 billion 364-day revolving credit facilities and other loan facilities; and
  • Ball Corporation in the financing of its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Rexam plc.

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP University, 2013
  • B.A. (Law), Cambridge University, St. John's College, 2012

Admissions

  • England & Wales